The design stage for the 1996 Form plaque design was completed a few months ago. After working with the Form Director a list of events was chosen to illustrate the 6th Form experiences of the Form of 1996:
The design elements are as follows:
- Central Motif: The development of the Humanities program is represented by an owl perched on a book, with pen, pencil and brush behind it. The owl symbol is for wisdom, the pen/pencil/brush symbols represent arts and literature, and the book symbol is for learning (history, philosophy, and religion).
- Upper Left: An ‘at’ (@) key from a computer keyboard to symbolize the first School assigned email addresses for students.
- Upper Right: The closed book with initials DVH representing the end of David Hicks’ leadership as tenth Rector.
- Lower Right: A woman’s symbol with ‘XXV’ inside to represent the 25th anniversary of co-education.
I am currently working on the carving process – following are a few photos of the progress:
This shows the carving in its current state – it has been roughed out, the background levels established, the rough carving done, and many areas are being worked into their finished state.
This shows a detail of the owl – much of the detail still needs to be worked on.
This photo shows the details of the feet and talons that are being cleaned up.
This detail shows the @ key, the @ symbol still needs to be carved into the surface.
This last photograph shows the symbol for coeducation and the book that will be carved with David V. Hicks’ initials.
I will have this plaque with me at Anniversary on June 2nd, although it won’t be entirely complete. I will post more pictures here when the carving is finished, stained and sealed.
UPDATE – July 19, 2012: Pictures and details of the finished carving can be seen in the Form Plaque Gallery by clicking HERE.